The RI ART ARCHIVE PROJECT is a documentary film series exploring the Rhode Island arts community featuring visual artists, curators, museum directors, gallery owners, art historians and art collectors. What draws this international cast of artists to Rhode Island and why do they stay?
Each film extends the conversation of the Rhode Island arts and culture community to integrate different perspectives while documenting Rhode Island's cultural importance through innovation.
Rhode Island artists speak about the power of the arts and the importance of community, in addition to their own work, challenges and achievements. Each artist chosen has an expansive approach to art using narrative, autobiography, decoration, ritual, and performance developed through the use of consciousness-raising techniques and new approaches.